Constitution

Headline is good – the reason is better.

by Skip February 27, 2015

Kansas Senate Votes to Eliminate Concealed Carry Licensing Requirement “Today we must vote, and when in doubt, I believe that if we err, we ought to do so on the side of freedom and the continued protection of our most basic constitutional rights,” – Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle Gosh, would it be that ALL politicians […]

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Actually, Senator Lindsey Graham, the GOP will be blamed for something else!

by Skip February 24, 2015

LINDSEY GRAHAM BELIEVES GOP WILL GET BLAMED FOR DEFUNDING HOMELAND SECURITY Moderate Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) mantra, believes Republicans will be blamed if the Department of Homeland Security is not funded over objections to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty…On This Week, Graham called for Congress to pass an unencumbered Homeland Security bill so […]

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Fear Mongers: Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Laconia Fire Chief Kenneth Erickson, & PFoNH Prez David Lang

by Skip February 8, 2015

From the UL (reformatted, emphasis mine) comes this news from the Federal Govenrment’s Ambassador to NH Shaheen in dragooning two other Government employees into saying “ONLY GOVERNMENT CAN SAVE US ALL!”.  Translation: All hail the Sacred Government! The showdown over Homeland Security funding could affect first responders, right down to local firefighters, U.S. Sen. Jeanne […]

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Why Should You Oppose A Constitutional Convention?

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2015
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Why should you oppose a constitutional convention? No matter who gets elected as a delegate to any constitutional convention the moment they are chosen they become a “politician.” As politicians they will be  subject to the same pressure by the same people who have encouraged politicians to ignore the Constitution we already have. Opponents of the limits […]

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“…the constitution applies even when we are afraid.” – Ian Underwood

by Susan Olsen February 6, 2015

In the unofficial transcript of Senator David Pierce’s comments opposing SB 116 – Constitutional Carry – on Thursday, January 29, the Senator said: “And there was one gentleman in particular, I didn’t get his name, he was standing on the left side of the audience, he went into Article 2-a of the NH constitution that […]

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You can blame Progressives who have hated the Constitution for 130 years

by Skip February 1, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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And we wonder why they are spineless?

by Skip January 26, 2015

“Attention Congressman Gosar! You took an oath about protecting the Constitution. Remember? Amazing short video that reveals what Congress really thinks about the Constitution. He doesn’t get off the hook however without being informed in no uncertain terms why  Liberty must be supported.” The most telling part are the couple of interactions with Congressman Gosar […]

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Concord Monitor bias in abortion reporting? No mention of the Federal Government’s Ambassador to NH Jeanne Shaheen?

by Skip January 1, 2015

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (Thom­as Ken, 1674)     You betcha – the Concord Monitor (aka “Pravda on the Merrimack” for its support of just about all things Leftist and little on the Right) ran a […]

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Email Doodlings – “US House Declares Obama Amnesty “Null and Void…” Yawn….

by Skip December 4, 2014

Yawn and yawn again.  As we have intimated before, some of our best (and snarkiest!) conversation are not here on GraniteGrok but in our (closed) email group of Groksters.  Occasionally, some of it comes out – and here is one of them as I pretty much took exception to the message of Steve’s post:  US […]

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“This body is becoming less and less relevant”

by Skip November 29, 2014

 “It strikes me that the Law can require action or forbid action…Mr. Lazurus, is the Chief Executive constitutionally capable of ignoring both categories of law”? You can’t stop a governmental bully by doing nothing…there has to be the ability to “punch them in the nose – hard”. (H/T: Independent

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Do you think Government telling kids their Rights come from Government is a problem?

by Skip November 26, 2014

In many countries, that would be true.  But we aren’t most countries (at least, not yet) – it is clear that our radical Founding Fathers determined that our Rights pre-exist the formation of Government (e.g., I didn’t happen to be safe from illegal search and seizure or posses the self-defense rights simply because the Constitution […]

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Executive Amnesty – is the GOP going to fight Obama or is this another “Don’t make real waves” Kabuki theater on their part?

by Skip November 20, 2014

This recent election saw more elected Republicans voted into office, top to bottom, than any time since Herbert Hoover.  Each and every poll that I have seen said why – just like in 2010 only louder and more angrily – stop Obama. They kicked the Dems out of more state legislatures and governerships than ever, sending […]

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Really, that’s what they think Gene Chandler should do as NH Speaker?

by Skip November 13, 2014

NH State Rep. Debra DeSimone (R): “The Constitution is a guideline” NH State Rep. Sandra Keans (R, now D): “I don’t try to justify anything by the Constitution, it’s not my job and I don’t want to do it”.   This caught my eye from Steve’s post where a number of Establishment Republicans lined up […]

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Bill O’Brien: a good characterization

by Skip November 13, 2014

On the NH Speaker of the House: Bill O’Brien is the clear choice here, and the only real leader and servant of the people among the three, and the only one with our Republican values and Constitution tattooed on his chest. (H/T: Dan)

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Michael Boldin- Tenth Amendment Center on GrokTALK!

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2014
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Michael Boldin from the Tenth Amendment Center joins us to talk recent elections election results — not candidates but issues; state’s rights issues. We talk about why the Federal government needs states to enforce federal law but that the Feds can’t force them to do it.  James Madison’s steps for dealing with Unwarrantable Acts against […]

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Priorities – Failed Green Energy boondoggle Solyndra or an Ebola Vaccine

by Skip October 30, 2014

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”            – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Remember what Obama said when you go to the […]

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Vindication for Erick Erickson’s Obama Theorem? Prof. Thomas Sowell and another look.

by Skip October 19, 2014

“In other words, the safety of the American people takes second place to the goal of helping people overseas.” “…may be overlooking the possibility that he has different priorities than the protection of the American people and America’s interests as a nation“ To recap: Erick Erickson’s Obama theorem: The world will be more safe if […]

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From a lesbian mayor suing Pastors for their sermons; now Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is suing Ministers for practicing their faith??

by Skip October 18, 2014

There is no “tolerance” in the militant gay movement – there can only be acceptance (even if forced). President Obama’s Obamacare Mandate is forcing Christian companies to provide abortifaciants in their healthcare policies against their religious beliefs and conscious – this is Tyranny in which Government decides what thought is allowed – and what is […]

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GrokTALK! Round Table – Kool Aid And Constitutions…

by Steve MacDonald October 3, 2014
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In Segment three we have a round table discussion covering the flavor of the local Kool Aid®, the bi-partisanship of source documents, TV news and your blood pressure, lefties looking for real progressives for president, how conservatives have already lost the election for Republicans, and more…(30 min) Listen to or Download the full podcast on […]

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Notable Quote – Jacob Hornberger

by Susan Olsen October 3, 2014

“Contrary to popular opinion, the Constitution was not – and is not – a grant of rights to the citizenry. Instead, the Constitution is a “barbed-wire entanglement” designed to interfere with, restrict, and impede government officials in the exercise of political power.”

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Comment Doodlings – Life, Abortion, The Constitution, And Truth

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2014
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Under Skip’s ongoing updates about the GOP Platform (not being updated), the subject of abortion, naturally, came up.  One comment took a familiar tack: Life may start at conception, but the fact is that the child’s life is not covered by the Constitution until its born and hits American soil. What the mother of an […]

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Souter and O’Conner – Constitutionally Speaking?

by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2014
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Is this the Constitutional equivalent of asking despots to weigh in on the enforcement of Human Rights issues in other countries (c/o their appointment by other ‘experts’ to bodies like the UN Human Rights commission)? On Wednesday, September 17, MHS students and staff participated in the second annual Constitutionally Speaking initiative at the Capitol Center […]

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Data Point – Constitutional fact that Democrats keep getting wrong

by Skip September 17, 2014

Over and over again, they keep calling American by the wrong attribute.  Wouldn’t it actually be nice to see them get it right once in a while?  “Course not – not a freaking chance they’d get it write as it would remind them that there is supposed to be a check on Government’s power: Nowhere […]

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US Senator Grassley: That’s what Progressives think…hate the Constitution

by Skip September 16, 2014

When Pres Obama says I hv pen and ph if Congress won't I will he's like the Roosevelts he considers Constitution a nuisance — ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) September 15, 2014 And the Roosevelts and Obama are not the only ones; from my Progressives and the Proper Role of Government post, let me remind you that we […]

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NH GOP Anticipation that a Republican Wave is not going to happen? Their command: YOU MUST VOTE!

by Skip September 1, 2014

I’ve been saying it for a while now – no way that I’m betting that 2014 is going to replicate 2010 and a large reason why is, IMHO, that the Establishment Republicans joined with the Democrats in excoriating the TEA Party / Libertarian wing of the Party.  That would be the same people that dragged a […]

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Shades of Ian Underwood – especially when the police start saying it

by Skip August 6, 2014

During the NH anti-gun bills debates, a gentleman by the name of Ian Underwood gave his testimony  to the NH Legislature on what he saw as a large problem in the legislators’ behavior in ignoring their oaths of fidelity to the NH Constitution: The first is that a bill like this undermines respect for the very […]

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Constitutional ‘Expert:’ President Can’t Suspend Deportations By Executive Order

by Steve MacDonald August 4, 2014
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In this clip a constitutional ‘expert’ explains to a Univision audience that (the president) can’t just suspend deportations by executive order. “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case.” This was, admittedly, three years ago, well past the average shelf life of for an […]

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Jus’ sayin’

by Skip July 29, 2014

  My Constitutional Rights are not trumped by your perceived right to feel safe, or any other “social contract” faux right. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)  

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And when one Branch refuses to defend it self via the Constitution? A Crisis

by Skip July 18, 2014

Our ancient pledge to live in a nation of laws means nothing if one party aids the executive in undermining those laws on a whim. — Thomas H. Crown (@ThomasHCrown) July 9, 2014 A Constitutional crisis is when one branch arrogates power to itself and the others are powerless or unwilling to stop it. — […]

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Defund the Federal Highway Fund and return the responsibility (and costs) back to the States.

by Skip July 13, 2014

From Weekend Pundit: David Starr comments on the Federal Highway Trust Fund, its original purpose, and how it is now being used for anything but maintaining our highways. He also has some suggestions about dealing with it now that the money is running dry. Better, would be to shut down the Highway Trust Fund altogether.  Lay […]

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